Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: fractured time

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: fractured time
Jenean C Gilstrap
Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: fractured time

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: fractured time

fractured time

she remembers the first time that
he made love to her

she could ne’er forget
how she waited in that room
the sound of his voice
booming from the hall
bombarded her senses
like the salute of exploding cannon balls
how the thud of his heavy footsteps
coming closer and closer still
took away her breath
she didn’t know what to expect
but she knew that she

and then he’s there
sweeping into the room
a tsunami rushing the beach
standing in front of her
the gladiator stalking his prey
his woven net at the ready
his eyes locking into hers
holding her thoughts ransom
leaving her unable to speak to think to move
to do anything but to be to feel
the touch of his hands
the taste of his mouth

how in that same captive look
he thrust his way into her
into her mind into her soul
like a gladiator sword
all the barriers long defended
delving down deeper and deeper until
he held hostage her heart as well

she blinked

and there
there he was

his long lean arm reaching
toward her
as he said

she remembers
that time

the first time
they met


made love to her
in that moment



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Jenean C Gilstrap

Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they make their way from her heart to pen to paper. Her art work involves both photography and mixed media on large canvasses. She is a weekly featured poet in Yareah Magazine where her works have appeared for more than a year. Her piece The Granite God was the winning poem in Painted Bride Quarterly Sidebar #12 [2012]. Her work has been featured in performance poetry theatrical productions in Louisiana and her short story, Retribution, published in the Helicon Literary Magazine there. She and her gypsywomanworld blog are included as character/story elements in Ghost Key, the fictional work of award-winning author Trish MacGregor. Her first volume of poetry [2013], words unspoken, is available in both paperback and on kindle at amazon. She currently divides her time between her home in Louisiana and the east coast as she completes her second volume of poetry to be published in 2013.

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